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2010 Tina Marie Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
Wine Specs
Vintage
2010
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Vineyard Designation
Tina Marie
Harvest Date
September 27, 2010
Sugar
26.0
Acid
5.95 gms/L
pH
3.59
Aging
15 months French Oak, 33% new
Bottling Date
February 1, 2012
Residual Sugar
0.00
Alcohol %
14.4
Robert Parker
89
Wine Advocate
89

2010 Tina Marie Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

Our flagship vineyard designate Pinot Noir.

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/ 750 ml
SKU: 10TMPN
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Perhaps the finest Tina Marie to date, and definitely the most precocious. Creamy and weighty on the palate, it's finish is long and sexy. Note of white chocolate, black cherry, toasted oak, and brown spice flavors, play alongside aromas of almond shell, butterscotch, blackberry, espresso, and cinnamon.
Ratings
"The single vineyard 2010 Tina Marie Pinot Noir exhibits a medium ruby color with some lightening at the edge along with a bouquet of forest floor, cherry and strawberry fruit. On the palate, the wine is soft, round seductive medium-bodied, alluring and gentle. Enjoy it over the next 3-4 years." ~ RP
Awards
Gold Medal - 2013 Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition; "Wine of the Week" - January 2, 2013, The Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Vineyard Notes
The Tina Marie vineyard is situated in the blessed Pinot Noir haven of Green Valley, a sub-appellation of Russian River Valley, located just north of Sebastapol. The 11 acre site is planted to Dijon clones 115, 667, and 777. The coastal fog visits most days until September, and burns off late morning, moderating the summer sun. Wines from the RRV often show great structure with rich, spicy fruit and solid core in the mid-palate.
Production Notes
The alter ego to our Petite Sirah, we employ minimalist techniques with our Pinots. We added 20% whole clusters to the whole berry, destemmed fruit, which then underwent a four-day cold soak, involving a gentle pump over of the juice. Once fermentation began we punched down 2x daily until complete. After an extended maceration we pressed to French Oak barrels (33% new). Before bottling we racked one time, and bottled after 15 months in barrel.
Winemaker Notes
In 2010, we once again experienced a late bud-break and a cool summer which resulted in a pick date three weeks later than 2009. With the longer hang time the 2010 Tina achieved incredible balance and seductive character.